The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
Words:Joe Darion
Music:Mitch Leigh
Performed By:  Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jack Jones (1966)
Copyright:Unknown
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A
A+
A6
A9
B7
Bm
Bm7-5
Bm7/E
C#
C#m
C#m7
D
D6
D9
Dm
E7
F
F#m
G
Words & Music by Joe Darion & Mitch Leigh
From the Broadway production "Man of La Mancha"
Recorded by Jack Jones, 1966 (#35)


    A9   A        A9        A6    A
To dream   the impossible dream, 

    D9    D        D9      D
To fight    the unbeatable foe,

    C#m        C#m7      D6
To bear with unbearable sorrow, 

    Bm           Bm7/E          E7
To run where the brave dare not go.

   A9      A       A9         A6   A
To right    the unrightable wrong,

   D9   D                       D9      D
To love   pure and chaste from afar,

   C#m           C#m7          D6
To try when your arms are too weary

    Bm         Bm7/E      E7
To reach the unreachable star.

Bm7-5        A                   F#m
This is my quest, to follow that star,

              C#m                      D6
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,

                 F#m                          F
To Fight for the right, without question or pause,

       A+          A         A+         F#m        G
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause;

        Bm                  G                      C#
And I know, if I'll only be true to this glorious quest,

        D6                           B7
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm

          Dm        Bm7-5  E7
When I'm laid to my rest.

          A9   A           A9         A
And the world     will be better for this,

         D9  D               D9           D
That one man,   scorned and covered with scars,

       C#m             C#m7          D6
Still strove with his last ounce of courage

    A   F#m           D    D9  Bm7-5   A
To reach   the un - reach - a - ble  star.
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